Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate

Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate
Pray for us, oh Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus

Would it be wrong to listen to this on my ipod during communion?

The original Latin text:
      Ave verum corpus, natum
            de Maria Virgine,[2]
      vere passum, immolatum
            in cruce pro homine,
      cuius latus perforatum
            fluxit aqua et sanguine:[3]
      esto nobis praegustatum
            in mortis examine.[4]
      O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae.
            Miserere mei. Amen.

A translation into English is:
      Hail, true Body, born
      of the Virgin Mary,
      who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
      on the cross for mankind,
      whose pierced side
      flowed with water and blood:
      May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
      in the trial of death.
      O sweet Jesus, O pious Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary,
      have mercy on me. Amen.

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